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Re: Proposed work item: WebKMS

From: Stephen Curran <swcurran@cloudcompass.ca>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:11:46 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFLTOV4yQVSA+MOP4VGsv+dSqO53Zk8=x6KA-PsQEMS8hqb2Wg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Liam R. E. Quin" <liam@fromoldbooks.org>
Cc: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
In Aries, we're using KMS to mean "Key Management Service" to address the
concerns raised by Anders, where in addition to managing the keys,
operations like sign, encrypt, etc. are performed by the service.

On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM Liam R. E. Quin <liam@fromoldbooks.org>
wrote:

> On Mon, 2019-11-25 at 18:22 +0100, Anders Rundgren wrote:
> > If I may comment on your proposed work item, I'm not entirely
> > comfortable with the name because AFAIK the term KMS usually only
> > refers to management of keys and not to cryptographic operations like
> > sign, wrap, etc.
>
> It can also refer to Knowledge Management Systems - many in the
> RDF/SemWeb world will have that background, so make sure to introduce
> the expansion early on.
>
> Liam
>
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